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SIM card shipments fall by 193 million units in 2013

New figures from ABI Research show that shipments of SIM cards fell by 193 million to 4.94 billion units in 2013, which is a year-on-year decline of 3.8%.

The main factor blamed for this drop was the mobile telecom market in Asia, where SIM card shipments fell below 2011 levels with a 10% decrease.

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GSMA anticipates one billion 4G LTE connections worldwide by 2017

A new study by GSMA Intelligence shows that LTE is expected to account for about one in eight of all mobile connections worldwide at that point, up from 176 million LTE connections at the end of this year.

By 2017, it’s predicted that 465 LTE networks will be in service across 128 countries, around double the number of LTE networks today.

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